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Ohio Primary Voting Update

Voter Registration How to mail in your vote for Ohio’s Primary Election

Due to coronavirus concerns, Ohioans were not able to vote in person on Primary Election Day (March 17). Therefore, Ohio is extending mail-in absentee voting through April 28. There will be no in-person voting, but you still have time to request and submit an absentee ballot.

What does extended mail-in voting mean?

Anyone who is registered to vote in Ohio (who has not already voted) can request an absentee ballot and mail it in.

Ballots must be postmarked by April 27. You should request your absentee ballot as soon as possible.

How to request an absentee ballot:

1. Fill out an absentee ballot request form, print it, sign it, and mail it to your County Board of Elections.


Absentee Ballot Request Form (Spanish)

Click here to find your County Board of Elections.

Don't have a printer? Call your County Board of Elections. Ask how you can request an absentee ballot.

2. Your County Board of Elections will mail you a ballot.

3. When you receive your ballot in the mail, fill it out and mail it back to your County Board of Elections.

NOTE: When the absentee request form asks for the date of the Primary Election, write March 17, 2020. Technically, Ohio's Primary Election Day did not change. They just extended absentee voting.

There will be NO in-person voting for most Ohioans, so make your vote count by following the steps listed above! Ohioans with disabilities or special circumstances can vote in-person on April 28 at their County Board of Elections.

If you already voted during early voting, your vote will still count.

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